We caught up with Urban pro Vanessa to find out what she enjoys most about being a massage therapist and how she likes to relax after a busy day of clients.
Hey Vanessa! Mind telling us what treatments you offer on Urban?
Deep tissue, urban classic, reflexology and I offer chair massage to our corporate clients.
How long have you been practicing?
Almost eight years.
What made you want to become a massage therapist?
I’ve always been really curious about massage therapy and saw it as an opportunity to understand myself by listening to and analysing the thoughts and actions of others. I also have a desire to make life better for people.
What do you enjoy the most about being a massage therapist?
Seeing the physical and mental improvement of my clients. I also enjoy working with other massage therapists and helping them reach their highest potential.
What’s your standout highlight of working as a massage therapist?
Being able to show the power of massage and aromatherapy in a short 15 minute chair massage. I love seeing the reactions of clients!
What’s one piece of advice you’d give your clients?
Breathe and try to connect with nature. Always drink a lot of water and if you have a bath use Epsom salt and some essential oils like eucalyptus or mint to relax you muscular system and mind.
How do you like to unwind after a day of bookings?
I love to have a bath too and I add roses and nice relaxing music. Anything that I advise to my clients, I like to try for myself.
What does wellness mean to you and how have you introduced wellness into your daily routine?
Wellness is really important for me. I have learnt to have cold showers to reset my mind and body. I also do a lot of breathing techniques.
What do you like to do on your day off?
Having fun with my daughter in the park, going to the cinema or just having a nice swim.
Do you ever book treatments for yourself?
Yes is really important to me that I receive at least one massage every two weeks. We can’t give if we do not learn to receive.
What pocket of London do you live in and what’s your favourite thing about it?
I live in Bermondsey and I love everything about it! I’m really close to London Bridge and I feel lucky to live in Central London. My favourite thing is my balcony where I can see London and the many opportunities this city can give us.
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